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U of M awarded nearly $4M for retention of underrepresented STEM students

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $3.7 million grant to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to further efforts to increase the number of students of color and American Indian students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs of study and careers. 

The five-year grant, which runs through 2022, was awarded as part of the NSF’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, which is called the North Star STEM Alliance in Minnesota. The University of Minnesota received the initial five-year LSAMP award in 2007, followed by a renewal from 2012-2017. 

The initiative is intended to attract and maximize the number of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields. 

Read the full news release.

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